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Kipo Oak

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Voiced by: Karen Fukuhara (English), Leyla Rangel (Latin American Spanish)

Kipo is a member of an underground dwelling society of humans. She gets lost after escaping during an attack. Now stuck on the surface for the first time, she's trying to find her way home.


  • Action Girl: Even though she prefers to talk and make friends before resorting to fighting, she's more than capable of holding her own. And when her half-mute powers start manifesting, she becomes even more of a powerhouse.
  • All-Loving Hero: Her first instinct in any situation is to try and make friends, even with people who clearly want her dead. This actually works out pretty well for her in the Death World of the surface, as she’s able to befriend the Timber Cats and the Umlaut Snakes this way. She even bonds with Scarlemagne at one point, happily playing board games and performing piano duets.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: She has purple skin due to having been spliced with the DNA of a purple jaguar Mega-Mute, and is the only human to have such an odd skin tone. No one comments on it, however.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Averted, while Kipo's father is of African decent and her mother is Korean, Kipo instead has a unique purple skin tone. About the only hint to her ancestry is the fact that she and her mother look very similar physically.
  • Animal Eyes: Midway through Season 1 it's revealed that her eyes can turn into purple feline eyes with vertically-slitted pupils, allowing her to see in the dark.
  • Animal Motif: She can be associated with sheep due to her birth sign being Aries, but her main animal motif (courtesy of her shape-shifting powers) is a jaguar.
  • Badass Adorable: A sweet, endearingly awkward teen who manages to kick butt despite never being to the surface. Gets more badass once she discovers her mute powers.
  • Badass Bookworm: She has an extensive knowledge of several branches of science, with her favorite being astronomy. And while she isn't much of a fighter, she also has some combat skill thanks to years of rock-climbing and her shape-shifting abilities.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Kipo is a genuinely kind-hearted, forgiving young lady but has shown to be ruthless when need be — particularly in Season 2 as she struggles to control her Jaguar side.
  • Bio-Augmentation: Kipo being half-Mute is a result of this, with her father and her mother altering her DNA with a mutagen when she was an embryo so she'd eventually gain the ability to become a Mega-Mute. Jaguar was just one possibility, with the others being falcon, komodo dragon, and monkey.
  • Blithe Spirit: Kipo has no idea how dangerous life is for surface-dwelling humans and goes around happily petting the dangerous wildlife, playing her guitar for hostile creatures, and trying to talk it out with the various mutes who want to capture or kill her. Her actions are so unlikely and her confidence so assured that this works—frequently enough that Wolf designates her "pack leader" when talking with Newton Wolves.
  • But I Read a Book About It: Everything Kipo knows about the surface world comes from books that have been out of date for about 200 years and don't cover the hyper evolution that almost everything has undergone.
  • Cat Girl: She can transform into an anthropomorphic purple jaguar at will following her "training" with the Chevre Sisters, sprouting feline ears and a tail in addition to her usual paws.
  • Category Traitor: After the humans hit several of her Mute friends with the "Cure" and revert them to regular animals, a grief-stricken Kipo decides she will go sink the boat all the humans are on, even if this would likely kill most of them. Kipo's words suggest she identifies more with Mutes than humans at this point; her friends take it upon themselves to remind her of her human upbringing.
  • Chekhov's Skill: The song that Kipo and her dad play in a flashback at the beginning of “Cactus Town” later helps her calm down the giant monkey who attacked her burrow.
  • The Chosen One: Technically. Lio and Song made her part-Mute as living example of how Mute traits can benefit mankind and make it possible for humans to safely live on the surface and coexist with the now sentient animals. Ironically, Kipo's innate kindness does far more to advance this goal than her powers.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: She's completely unable to stop herself from getting sidetracked from her goal of finding her father in order to assist whoever might require help that day, much to the exasperation of allies and foes alike. She also prefers trying to talk her way out of a situation rather than fight, even when everyone else deems it completely illogical, such as her insistence at speaking to one of the feral Mega-Beasts. It worked, for the record.
  • Cool Big Sis: She adopts Wolf as a surrogate, younger sister and the latter grows fonder of her and begins to look up to her.
  • Cosmic Motifs: Stars, particularly her astrological sign, Aries. This also ties in neatly with her love of astronomy.
  • Crazy Enough to Work: Her plans are deemed as this after enough of her insane ploys actually manage to succeed, much to everyone's constant disbelief. Indeed, when both Dr. Emilia and Mutes ask who would hold a reconciling party in the form of Prahm in the middle of a war, her friends and her burrow people answer "Kipo" without hesitation.
  • Cuddle Bug: She loves giving and receiving hugs.
  • Curtains Match the Window: She has pink hair and eyes.
  • Cute Little Fangs: When she is in her half-Jaguar form. When she goes full Jaguar, not so much.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Whenever she comes across a cute or fluffy animal she is overcome with the need to pet it. Even when she knows petting the baby Mega Bunnies is a bad idea she has to constantly remind herself not to pet them.
  • Daddy's Girl: She is very close to her father and spends most of the series concerned for his safety.
  • Damsel out of Distress: In episode 10, Scarlemagne's flamingos capture her and start to fly off with her, seemingly setting up for the group having to rescue her in the following season... only for her to fight her way free and return minutes later.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She has purple skin and she can partially or completely turn into a Mega Jaguar, but she prefers befriending enemies and talking her way out of dangerous situations over violence.
  • Designer Baby: Kipo and the others come across the hidden research notes regarding Kipo's development in Season 2, through which we learn exactly how her parents pulled off the "give their baby jaguar powers" thing; her mother was a geneticist who tested several animal mutagen with her own fertilized eggs, and the jaguar DNA was the one that took. Kipo is ecstatic to learn this, while Wolf and Benson are disturbed.
  • Enemy Within: In Season 2, she comes to see the predatory instincts and will of her jaguar side as this, particularly after she loses control and injures Benson.
  • Emergency Transformation: After her "training" with the Chevre Sisters, Kipo learns that her jaguar powers activate to protect her with she's in danger and begins to learn to consciously control them.
  • Extremely Protective Child: She will stop at nothing to save and reunite with her father. In Season 2, when she sees the Mega Monkey (actually, her mother) captured by Scarlemagne, Kipo goes so ballistic that her rage transforms her into the Mega Jaguar.
  • Fatal Flaw: In Season 2, Her Chronic Hero Syndrome proves to be her greatest weakness, as she becomes determine to redeem Scarlemagne and proof he still can be reasoned with despite both him and Lio saying he's far gone AND all the terrible things he's doing to the humans. This horriblly fails as Scarlemagne refuses to let go of his goal for power and results with the Mod Frogs being molted alive in gold by him AND her people choosing to join Emilia in her goal to destroy all mutes. Happens again in Season 3 as her attempts to make peace with humans and mutes ends up with many of her prominent mute friends cured and in the finale, rather then letting Emilia have her fate, STILL tries to reach her. Even despite everything Emilia and her followers have done, Kipo refuses to learn her lesson.
  • Foil: To Scarlemagne. Both originated from the same research experiment that Song and Lio were performing regarding how animals became Mutes, with Scarlemagne being a widely-known project and Kipo being a secret one. Both also had their homes destroyed by the same Mega-Monkey and were forced to travel the surface as a result. But while Kipo quickly found companionship and is able to easily sway others with her kindness, thus reinforcing her All-Loving Hero tendencies, Hugo spent much of his time alone and had any friendly actions rebuffed, making him deeply paranoid and forced to rely on his mind control abilities. And while Kipo believes in harmony between humans and Mutes, having grown up in a peaceful environment and having positive experiences with both groups, Hugo's suffering during testing and feelings of abandonment left him despising humans and desiring Mute supremacy.
  • Forgiveness: She's angry when Wolf confesses to hiding the map that Lio left. But after Wolf breaks down and admits that she doesn't want their journey to end because she'd go back to being alone, Kipo simply hugs her. Benson brings this up later when Wolf rejects Kipo for being part-Mute.
  • Forgot About Her Powers: A brief example. In the episode "Everything is Crabs" she has to be reminded that dealing with mega mute attacks is her job.
  • Genki Girl: She's very energetic and cheerful.
  • Genius Ditz: Kipo is extremely bubbly, sometimes absent-minded, and extrovert. However, she also has a mind for complex mathematical formulas, astronomy, and enjoys math. She is very much the child of two scientists.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: While Kipo's usual solution to any conflict is to make friends out of enemies, she does have a failsafe when attempting this with Scarlemagne. In the event that she couldn't mend his ways by the coronation, she mixed in Mulholland with both her water canteen and the perfume solution in order to neutralize the effects of Scarlemagne's pheromones on her mother and the humans.
    Kipo: BOOM! You can't control the humans or my mom... darn, should have "boomed" at the end.
  • Guttural Growler: Kipo's voice picks up a noticeable growl when stressed as part of her being close to transforming into a Mute.
  • Half-Breed Angst: Zigzagged. While she does love being an half-human, half-Jaguar Mute hybrid as result of her parents creating her as a "living science experiment", there are times where she is afraid that her shapeshifting powers would scare off (Wolf) or accidentaly hurt (Benson) people she cares about.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: On her 13th birthday, she discovers that she is part Mute — specifically a purple jaguar mega mute. She initially has no control over it, but parts of her transformation during stressful situations to give her night vision or enhanced strength and speed. She also mentions that her sense of smell has been heightened permanently.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She transforms in the last episode of S2 in the full expectation that she will be trapped in her mega form, just as her mother is. Fortunately, her father and her friends are able to bring her back even without the anchor.
  • Hidden Depths: The Disney Acid Sequence in the season 1 finale hints that she realizes how precarious her friends' lives are and worries about her ability to protect them.
  • Hulking Out: While she partially learns to control her Jaguar mute powers, the angrier she gets the more her jaguar side takes over and the more vicious she becomes — as shown when she nearly kills Gerard in The Ballad of the Bunchington Beach.
  • Hybrid Power: Her being part-jaguar Mute makes her immune to the primate mind-control serum.
  • Incompatible Orientation: She develops a crush on Benson in Season 1. He's flattered but informs her that he's gay.
  • I Will Find You: Kipo's goal throughout season 1 was to find her father and people. She accomplishes this goal by the season 1 finale...only for Scarlemagne to kidnap her father, thus setting her and her friends off to rescue him.
  • Little Bit Beastly: She can partially shapeshift her body into a jaguar, giving her features like cat-like ears and a tail.
  • Magic Feather: A good chunk of S2 is the search for her "anchor," an item that will enable her to return to her human form once she turns into a full jaguar. It turns out to be a photo of her and her parents when she was a baby... which is later destroyed in Scarlemagne's molten gold. Kipo is forced to transform regardless, but Wolf, Benson, Dave, and Lio are able to use themselves—and their singing—to reach her, acting as a living anchor.
  • Magic Pants: Once she starts undergoing partial transformations to her jaguar form, her clothing disappears on any limb that gets too big for it before reappearing completely intact once she turns back to human. This continues after she achieves a full transformation into a Mega Jaguar.
  • Mixed Ancestry: She's half-Black and half-Korean.
  • Mommy Issues: While she doesn't talk about it much, the season 1 episode Mulholland and a couple season 2 episodes show that Kipo desperately wants to know more about her mom and find some sort of connection to her.
  • Morality Pet: Her time with Scarlemagne made her become this. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to make him forgo his lust for power.
  • My Instincts Are Showing: Happens a couple of times as she starts purposely tapping into her jaguar powers and the jaguar's instincts take over her mind. When defending Brunchington Beach from Scarlemagne's forces, she bats Le Mieux around like a mouse, almost kills Gerard, growls at Wolf, and after the fight's over ravenously devours a plate of spaghetti.
  • Naïve Newcomer: To the surface world.
  • Nice Girl: A kind, caring compassionate soul who tries to see the best in everyone.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: She almost breaks her father out just a few episodes into S2. Unfortuantely, she overestimates her combat capabilities with her newly-discovered jaguar arms and in the ensuing disaster she has to escape alone while Lio is recaptured.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Averted hard. Kipo's attempts to do good rarely backfire, and even on the rare occasion that they do, the other party still ends up having a Heel Realization after betraying her and sooner or later attempt to make up for it. Except for Fun Gus — who just tantrums — and Emilia, who rejects Kipo's mercy.
  • No-Sell: She's immune to Scarlemagne's pheromones due to her being part jaguar-Mute.
    • she’s also immune to Dr. Emilia’s cure-darts, since they are made from her DNA.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: She always sees the good in people. But when it comes to Dr. Emilia, even this All-Loving Hero seriously wants to punch her in the face.
  • The Nose Knows: The one part of Kipo's mute abilities that's always active is her sense of smell. She really does not enjoy it as she points out it means she can smell 'everything'.
  • Partial Transformation: Starting on her 13th birthday, she unlocks the ability to partially transform into a purple jaguar, imbuing her with superhuman senses and strength. With training from the Chevre Sisters, she learns to somewhat control this and transform at will into a humanoid feline.
  • Panthera Awesome: When she undergoes her mega mute transformation, she turns into a giant if still relatively small Mega Jaguar. In this form, she's simply a hugely enlarged purple-colored jaguar. When she gains her full mega mute form, she's as large as Song, has a mane of much wilder fur on her back and ears, and sprouts a third pair of legs and two extra tails.
  • Protagonist Title: She's the main character of "Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts".
  • Rage Breaking Point:
    • Kipo spends much of season two trying to control both her powers and her emotions, but the discovery of who her mom is and then seeing her captured and enslaved by Scarlemagne causes her to completely lose control and transform fully into a gigantic purple jaguar.
    • In Season Three, the Chevre Sisters prophecise that Kipo will have to kill her former burrow-mates to protect the Mutes. Kipo rejects this option and seeks a peaceful resolution by trapping Doctor Emilia and talking the humans down when they attack the Timbercat Village. When Doctor Emilia escapes and her forces cure Bad Billions, Brad, Camille, Carton, and Wheels, Kipo snaps and fights them off. Enraged and vengeful, Kipo sets out to kill them all in retaliation only to be talked down by Dave at the last moment.
  • The Redeemer: A big personality to Kipo is her determination to help people work towards becoming better. She even manages to reform Scarlamagne. When she fails to reform somebody, it hurts her big emotionally. The only two characters she is completely unable to redeem being Fun Gus (who is like a child)and Doctor Amelia (who attempted to take advantage of this trait of Kipo's for her own selfish gain and refused all efforts of redemption).
  • Shared Family Quirks:
    • Kipo and her father Lio are both huge science geeks that have a tendency to shout out factoids about their environments, both for fun and to relieve stress. When the two of them reunite and quickly start gushing about the bioluminescent insects that are lighting up a service tunnel, Benson and Dave agree that there is absolutely no doubt that Kipo is his daughter.
    • Season 2 reveals that her mother Song was just as much of a science geek as the rest of her family, with both her and Lio originating from a bunker of scientists, and her being a geneticist who was part of a project focused on reversing Mutes back into normal animals. We also see through flashbacks that Kipo's overall Genki Girl personality is very close to Song's personality, as they both geek out over a secret compartment.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Develops a brief crush on Benson because of his general Nice Guy attitude but it didn't go anywhere because he informs her that he's gay.
  • Super Strength: One of the effects of her mute transformations. Just a partial transformation allows her to crush steel with her bare hand. A full transformation, like the one she gains in the season one finale, turns her whole arm into a huge jaguar paw which allows her to easily lift boulders and send monsters flying.
  • Tomboyness Upgrade: In the five-year flash forward at the end of the final episode, Kipo is shown to have adopted a more masculine sense of style, with a leather jacket, shorter hair, and a double-sided undercut.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Kipo is incredibly strong when transformed but she doesn't have any experience fighting and moving that way. Often she just flails around off-balance and uselessly, but if someone gets too close she can hit them with the force of a semi.
  • Western Zodiac: Kipo mentions that she’s an Aries.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Everyone who ever lived on the surface - humans and mutes - tell her that it'll always be a mute-eat-mute world yet she keeps insisting that everyone can get along. She's proven right when most surface inhabitants are able to form a harmonious society in the end.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: This is basically her trademark, believing everyone has the capacity to be good regardless of what they've done. She's usually right, except for Emilia, who is too racist to change, and Fun Gus, who has the mind of a child.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Kipo has pink hair due to the experiments that gave her her powers.
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    Wolf 

Wolf

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Voiced by: Sydney Mikayla (English), Pamela Mendoza (Latin American Spanish)

"You're not home yet, so my job is not done."

A weapon-wielding surface-savvy survivor. She gets caught up in helping Kipo to find her way back home and decides to help her.


  • Action Girl: Wolf is a highly capable survivor of the surface and is very agile and strong. She is extremely skilled at fighting, especially for her rather diminutive size. She even managed to fight a Deathstalker and take its stinger for use as a Poisoned Weapon when she was five years old.
  • Adopt the Food: Averted. Wolf was raised by a pack of Mute wolves. She trains with them and after a year, it appears her adopted siblings and parents have accepted her as one of their own. But then it turns out she was just raised to be a final hunting test for the other pups. Only one of her adopted siblings hesitates to turn on her, truly considering her a sister, before relenting and saying that "we're wolves, you're a human".
    • Played straight with Mandu, whom she was planning to eat, but seemingly relented thanks to Kipo.
  • Animal Motifs: Wolves. She wears the skin of a dead wolf, has a loner attitude for most of the series, and knows the dynamics of a wolf pack. Kipo correctly guesses she was literally Raised by Wolves. And she goes by "Wolf".
  • Animal Nemesis: The Deathstalker whose tail she ripped off to make Stalky seems to have it in for her.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Wolf. That is all.
  • Badass Adorable: She's tiny and cute and is the youngest of the group, but is a major Pint-Sized Powerhouse.
  • Berserk Button: Anyone taking or attempting to take "Stalky" away from her.
  • Brainy Brunette: Wolf has dark brown hair and is an intelligent survivalist.
  • Changed My Mind, Kid: Abandons Kipo multiple times in the first few episodes, but always comes back just in time to rescue her.
  • Companion Cube: She has a strong connection to her staff and hates being away from it, calling it "Stalky" when she is alone with it. When Dr. Emilia destroys it just to spite her, she is devastated.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Wolf was a fairly normal, if shy, kid who was taken in by a wolf mute family. She grew to think of herself as part of the pack and even bonded with one of her adoptive wolf sisters. But then one day, the wolf mute parents reveal that she was raised by them purely to be a final hunting test for the other wolf mute children, and even the wolf sister Wolf bonded with turns against her with only a little hesitation. This caused Wolf to become the jaded and mistrustful kid she is at the time of the show.
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory!: After her main weapon, Stalky, is destroyed by Dr. Emilia, she has a hard time-fighting Scarlemagne's mooks.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Not that she'll talk about it to anyone. She was raised by wolf mutes and she thought she was part of the pack, but it turns out she was just raised to be a good final hunting test for the other pups. The fact she considered one of the pups as a sister made the betrayal all the more painful.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Wolf is revealed to be a deconstruction of the Token Human. Before meeting Kipo, she was the sole human of a wolf pack and thought she was part of that pack, only to discover that she was only raised to be a test of the cubs' hunting skills. Even the sister she was closest to went along with this, and Wolf escaped the cynical, mutant-distrusting loner she is today.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Starts off extremely cold and hostile to Kipo, but starts to warm up to her over time.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Constantly goes around barefoot.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She doesn't like mutes very much at all, but she won't eat ones that can talk.
  • Fantastic Racism: She hates all mutes with a passion, especially wolves, due to her Dark and Troubled Past. In the first season, she barely tolerates Dave and Mandu.
    • When she learns Kipo is part mute she runs away, feeling betrayed and fearing that Kipo would hurt her the same way as her former wolf family did. She grows out of it after Kipo proves her this is not the case.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Wolf was Raised by Wolves, or rather intelligent mute wolves, being trained alongside the wolf children to become a finely honed survivalist... all to prepare her as a final hunting test for the wolf children. Considering that when she was introduced, she was wearing the mother's skin...
  • Good Costume Switch: Near the end of Season 3, Wolf abandons her pelt after realizing that wearing it doesn't show support for Kipo or her cause. After changing into her Prahm outfit, she is never again seen wearing the pelt.
  • Grumpy Bear: Wolf is extremely cynical and grumpy. She's the first surface-dwelling human Kipo (and the audience) meets, so we might assume that all surface-dwelling humans are as jaded as her, considering it is a postapocalyptic wasteland... and then we meet Benson, who is nowhere near as sullen as she is, showing us that the cynicism is just Wolf being Wolf.
  • Hates Wearing Dresses: Wolf isn't fond of dressing up in frilly dresses. This is demonstrated in the third season, when Wolf has some trouble getting ready for Kipo's Prahm because she wants to dress up to support Kipo and her Prahm but she really doesn't want to wear a dress. Fortunately, Scarlemagne came up with a third option, a fancy and sparkly cape for her to wear in place of her wolf mute pelt.
  • Heel Realization: Has a very minor one in Season 3 when Greta points out that she, while allegedly supporting Kipo's dream of a future where humans and mutes live in harmony, is still wearing the flayed pelt of a wolf mute.
  • Hot-Blooded: As Jamack notes, Wolf is very... intense.
  • I Call It "Vera": She calls her polearm with the scorpion stinger "Stalky" and gets quite belligerent towards anyone who touches it without permission.
  • Important Hair Accessory: Kipo, noticing how her hair blocks her eyes when she does some of her more acrobatic moves, gives her a hair clip to keep it back. The fact that Wolf accepts it indicates her growing willingness to accept help from her friends.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Continually insists that she works alone, is a lone wolf, and isn't interested in friendship. But her facade is very easy to see through thanks to the fact that she passes up chance after chance to leave Kipo to her fate.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: She doesn't sugarcoat her honesty or opinions, but most of the statements she makes are valid.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Wolf is extremely hard to get close to, as she's grumpy, icy, and irritable. But, she's also proven to be brave, loyal, and reliable.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: She's by far the most cynical member of the main cast and is the most doubtful of Kipo's default plans of trying to befriend every Mute she comes across, but she's a good person at heart and always goes back to help the people she cares about, even though she knows that will put her in a lot of danger.
  • Known Only by Their Nickname: Kipo dubs her "Wolf" because of the pelt she wears. She also comes up with a few others, but Wolfatha Christie the Fourth seems to stick as her "full name".
  • Kubrick Stare: Her default expression, considering her no-nonsense demeanor.
  • The Lancer: Double points for her weapon of choice being a make-shift spear with a stinger attached to it.
  • Little Miss Badass: Wolf is a highly skilled fighter and a grizzled surface survivor, all at the delicate age of 11.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Wolf is easily the snarkiest of the group.
  • Nemean Skinning: Wolf wears a wolf pelt that she got from hunting and skinning her adoptive wolf mom after she ordered her adoptive wolf siblings to hunt Wolf.
  • The Not-Love Interest: Despite there being no clear attraction between Wolf and Kipo, Wolf and Kipo often take the parts other stories would put their love interests. This is most prominent in "Mulholland", where she is the only one whose dream involves another person who they met in the party — her and Kipo as absurdly-muscular hunters capable of taking down Mega Bunnies — and is the one who gets back Kipo from her own dream. In season three, Kipo laments that Wolf isn't present when a band starts playing a song that Kipo considers to be hers and Wolf's song.
  • Not So Stoic: When Kipo confronts Wolf over hiding a clue from her Dad, Wolf breaks down crying and admits that she really doesn't want to lose Kipo, having come to accept her as a friend.
  • Odd Friendship: Wolf is a mute-hating Action Girl and her best-friend is Kipo, a half-mute, half-human hybrid All-Loving Hero. However, the vastly different things they want out of life, their opposing personalities, and Kipo's mutation cause a lot of conflict between them.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Kipo christens her 'Wolf' upon meeting her for obvious reasons, everyone else picks up on it, and she never protests. It's unclear if she even has an actual name at all; when pressed for one, she claims it's "Boneripper", though whether this is snark or her actual name or title back in her pack isn't made obvious. Either way, nobody calls her that.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: As Benson lampshades at one point, she is a lot stronger and more agile than you'd think someone as short as she is would be.
    Benson: Obviously you can handle yourself. I mean, you just jumped over a full-on truck back there. And, like, how did you do that? You're like four feet tall and it was a truck!
  • Poisoned Weapons: The Deathstalker stinger on her staff has a powerful paralytic venom that works on humans and most mutes.
  • Poisonous Friend: Subverted in Season 3, she and Scarlemagne team-up to both be this for Kipo, agreeing to assassinate Dr. Emilia to protect Kipo. However, both later agree that actually going through with it would only jeopardise the unity Kipo is fighting for.
  • Raised by Wolves: It's revealed that Wolf was literally raised by Mute wolves, as Kipo correctly guessed.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Wolf takes the most slapstick out of all the main group.
  • Sour Supporter: Especially at the beginning of the show, she's the one who is the most likely to openly question or outright disagree with Kipo's decisions, as they typically involve Kipo simply trying to befriend dangerous Mutes. Wolf starts growing out of this trope as she sees how surprisingly effective Kipo's tactics are and starts trusting Kipo more.
  • Token Human: A deconstruction. She was the sole human of a wolf pack and thought she was a part of that pack...only for her to discover that her family thought of her only as food. Even the sister she was closest to.
  • Tomboy: She's a very capable hunter who was literally raised by wolves and seems to enjoy fighting. Her ideal fantasy as shown in "Mulholland" even involved her being incredibly ripped and hunting Megabunnies for a living. She ran into some trouble getting ready for Prahm because she wanted to dress up to show support for Kipo's cause but she really didn't want to wear a dress.
  • Too Hungry to Be Polite: Wolf just... wolfs food down most of the time.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Her time with Kipo, especially after the latter proves to her, that despite her half-Mute nature she isn't going to hurt her, made her slowly but surely loosen up and have a little fun even in the face of a Death World.
  • Trauma Button:
    • During the Newton Wolves' rap, the wolves' leader Bad Billions gets in her face to sing while their co-leader gets behind her. The normally calm and collected Wolf (who has been stripped of the cloak and weapon she normally wields) looks noticeably uncomfortable. Considering her traumatic memory of being betrayed by wolves who only wanted to eat her, a wolf opening jaws big enough to bite down on her entire head right in front of her face probably is not sitting well with her psychologically.
    • Another instance happens at the end of the eighth episode of season 1 and extends to the ninth episode of the same season. Wolf discovers that Kipo is half-Mute and never told her, and she's stunned into shocked silence and runs away from Kipo. She's forcibly reminded of the last time someone who she considered a sister to her like Kipo lied to her about something so big, which is why, throughout episode 9, she has flashbacks to her life with her adoptive wolf family who betrayed her. When Benson tries to appeal to her in episode 9 by pointing out that she and Kipo were close, like sisters, Wolf is angered and spooked because of the reminder of her adoptive wolf sister's betrayal. And towards the end of episode 9, when she and Benson are getting hunted by the Newton Wolves, even though she's normally very capable in combat, she's too distracted because she keeps seeing Good Billions and Bad Billions as her adoptive wolf parents and Kipo as the wolf sister she had been closest to.
  • Wrecked Weapon: Stalky is broken near the end of season 2 by Dr. Emilia, just to spite her after winning their fight.

    Benson 

Benson

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Voiced by: Coy Stewart (English), Dan Frauzo (Latin American Spanish)

A happy-go-lucky 16-year-old surface human whom Kipo and Wolf encounter while on the run from Mod Frogs.


  • Action Survivor: He tends to prefer running or trickery to outright fighting. Though as a surface dweller he's tougher then he looks.
  • Brainy Brunette: A clever Guile Hero who happens to have black hair.
  • Con Man: Essentially what he and Dave were before teaming up with Kipo, trying to hustle her shortly after their first meeting and then robbing Wolf when they refused.
  • Disaster Scavengers: He makes his way by getting into abandoned storefronts and vehicles for supplies and clothing.
  • Establishing Character Moment: He manages to drive away from the Mod Frogs with a ploy involving an exploding soda can and faking a contagious disease.
  • Foil: To Wolf. They're both humans who live on the surface, but their personalities and skills are polar opposites. Benson is friendly and more than a bit mischievous, whereas Wolf is cold and taciturn. Benson has mute friends, Wolf has a hard time not killing mutes on sight. Benson survives with his wits and personality, Wolf survives by strength alone.
  • Good Feels Good: After spending time with Kipo, both Benson and Dave realize they prefer helping her do good in the world than just focusing on their own survival by conning people.
  • Guile Hero: Unlike Wolf, who prefers fighting, and Kipo, who tries to deal with situations by befriending others, Benson is a very good scammer and frequently uses lies and general trickery to evade Mutes. A good example of this is him convincing the Timbercats to let him cook dinner for them, but with the intention of tampering with their food to give the group time to escape.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Dave, since his best friend can go through an entire aging cycle multiple times a day, but also since Benson is 16 while Dave is around 200 years old.
  • Last of His Kind: Benson is the last of the Fanatics, a group of... fan fanatics that had been at war with the Daves over a handheld fan for two hundred years.
  • Living Is More Than Surviving: This becomes his world-view after meeting Kipo and is the basis of his argument to try to convince Wolf to stay with the Group by pointing out it's clear she can survive on her own but with the Group she can do more than just that.
  • Love at First Sight: Immediately falls for a boy in the second burrow after seeing him, and especially when they share a taste for the same music.
  • Nice Guy: Benson has an amicable, friendly demeanor.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a green cap.
  • Odd Friendship: His best friend is Dave, a large talking insect.
  • Older Than They Look: Though he looks to be around the same age as Kipo, Word of God states he's actually 16.
  • Romantic False Lead: From his introduction, there are little hints that he might be Kipo's love interest. This even gets to the point where she confesses to him, but he turns her down because he is gay.
  • Secret Keeper: He learns about Kipo's mutation long before the other characters and helps her keep it hidden until she's willing to tell the others about it.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After seeing the mega monkeys cactus fortress, Benson decides that he doesn't have to keep going with Kipo since she's basically a stranger. Kipo's complete acceptance of this seems to change his mind.
  • Straight Gay: While not overly manly, he certainly doesn't display any camp stereotypes. He comes out to Kipo during their "date" in Ratland, and during his dream by Tad, he gets a huge amount of male groupies.
  • Sweet Tooth: A junk food variant. Kipo weaponizes it so he can fight better against the wolves.
  • True Companions: After he and Dave decide not to leave Kipo. Benson is the one who chases after Wolf when she tries to abandon the group once Kipo's shapeshifting is revealed.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Benson doesn't have the physical prowess of Wolf or half-mute abilities of Kipo, but he makes up for it by being a crafty trickster.

    Dave 

Dave

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Voiced by: Deon Cole (English), Dafnis Fernández (Latin American Spanish)

A talking bug that can suddenly age a full life cycle without warning.


  • Adaptational Superpower Change: He goes through his molting ability at a much slower rate in the comic than in the show, taking two whole days to go through his cocoon stage and apparently only does it once a month according to Benson.
  • Amusing Injuries: Because he's basically impossible to kill, he gets thrown around, knocked over, impaled, and has his limbs ripped off for routine slapstick humor.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: His Prime Adult stage has him built like an Adonis with the strength to back it up and grants him Flight. The downside? It only lasts for a few minutes at best. Afterward, he goes to the elderly and back to cocoon.
  • Black Comedy: The primary source for it in the series due to Dave’s life cycling immortality. At least once he’s quickly killed in succession through each stage!
  • Con Man: What he and Benson were before they met Kipo. They try to hustle her during their first meeting and when that fails, they steal from her and Wolf while they're asleep.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He and Benson rob Kipo and Wolf, but Dave is outraged when Kipo (seemingly) gives them up to the Mod Frogs and claims it goes against "the code." Benson has no idea what he's talking about—probably because Dave calls it the secret and unspoken code that they never mention.
  • Good Feels Good: Both he and Benson come to this realization when the time comes to part ways with Kipo, agreeing that they prefer helping her achieve good things in the world than just focusing on their own survival.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Dave cannot die. He just goes to another phase in his life cycle. So he's able to take a lethal amount of punishment.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Dave is about 200 years old, while Benson and the others are teenagers.
  • Last of His Kind: Dave is the last of the Daves. A species of immortal insect mutes who were all virtually clones of each other. Killed off by the fanatics once they found the apparently really easy way to kill them that's hinted that he was tricked into telling them.
  • The Load: Three of his forms are completely dependent on a caretaker. He's not much use in a fight outside of his Prime Adult stage, but that tends to be unreliable at best, and lasts for only a few moments, usually before it can use its strength to help. On top of this, he's also a self-absorbed idiot who tries to satisfy his own ego before helping.
    • He's been taking steps to avert this in season 2. He's shown multiple times training his endurance for his muscle form and uses it far more effectively in battle. In addition, his ego is severely downplayed as he shows more affection for those around him.
  • The Mind Is The Plaything Of The Body: Dave's basic personality changes along with his Molt Stages with only his Young Adult and Prime Stage having the same personality. As a baby and child he's an innocent... well child, as a teenager he's a moody jerk, as his adult stages he's relatively normal and in his elderly stage he's basically senile.
  • The Phoenix: Literally, considering each time he molts he goes from cocoon, to baby, to child, to teenager, to young adult, to prime adult, to elderly and then back to cocoon. The cycle continues no matter what, and any damage he takes will be reversed once he enters the cocoon stage again.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He's been alive for 200 years and it's heavily hinted that he's immortal.
  • Running Gag: His peak molt stage gives him wings and strength, but tends to be the most short-lived stage of them all. So he either enters it too late or exits it just as soon as it would help the group's situation.
    Wolf: It's like realizing you could be useful makes you useless.
    • Rapidly progressing through his elderly, baby, child, and teenage phase, usually due to rapid-fire attacks.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Like Benson, he's all in favor of leaving Kipo and Wolf to deal with the mega-monkey themselves until they decide she matters enough to them to take the risk. He also delves into this when Scarlemagne attacks the Second Burrow, though it's because he's more concerned for Benson than himself.
  • Shapeshifter Default Form: Not technically a shapeshifter, but his "adult" stage serves a similar role as his default character model, to the point that he'll usually cycle through the rest in the course of a couple minutes.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: When a giant pigeon tries to eat him, it just horks him back up about fifteen seconds later. According to Benson, it's not the first time a giant mute has discovered Dave "doesn't go down well."
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Season Two he works to stay in his Adult Prime stage for longer amounts of time, and ends up winning several fights and generally being far more useful than he was in Season One.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In season 2 he's much less egotistical, and openly values the group.
  • Transformation at the Speed of Plot: Dave tends to molt whenever it would be funny or the plot requires it, leading to a rather inconsistent life cycle. He can end up cycling through all his forms in under a minute or spend hours in a single form.
  • Visual Pun: His Prime Adult stage gives him a herculean build and more beetle-like traits, such as a massive singular horn. In other words, he becomes a Hercules beetle.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Despite his immortality, a member of his species 'can' die, and according to him the method to kill him is really stupid, but he's not going to tell anyone what it is... again.

    Mandu 

Mandu

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Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker,

A mutant pig.


  • Adopt the Food: Wolf was planning to eat her, but after Kipo intervenes she eventually becomes the Team Pet and Wolf abandons any plans of eating her.
  • All Animals Are Dogs: Her behaviour and body language is a lot more similar to a dog than a pig.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: As a result of her mutation, she has blue skin... among other things.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Mandu is just a cute mute piglet... that single-handedly took out Dr. Emilia, who couldn't be stopped by the combined forces of Benson, Dave and Wolf.
  • Big Eater: The fantasy world that Tad Mulholand makes for her is just a landscape where everything is cheese puffs.
  • Blue Is Heroic: A blue-skinned pig and part of the heroes.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Her tusks are still growing in, and presently amount to little more than tiny fangs — as shown when she's stuck between two fully-grown mute pigs. They become more prominent during Season Three.
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: She's usually the first to sense danger. She also expresses her disapproval when members of the group are behaving badly.
  • Extra Eyes: Has four eyes (which allows her to see in two separate directions.
  • Full-Boar Action: At the end of Season Three, Mandu is shown fully-grown — being the same size as the two Mute pigs who work for the Chevre Sisters and sporting an impressive set of tusks.
  • It Can Think: Despite not being able to speak, she is fully sapient.
  • Oral Fixation: In Season Three, she starts teething and develops a fixation with gnawing on Dave's exoskeleton.
  • A Pig Named "Porkchop": Kipo named her after a Korean dumpling supposedly shaped like her.
  • Team Pet: The mute pig pet of the group.
  • The Unintelligible: Mandu is intelligent, but unlike most mutes can't speak, with only Dave being able to understand her grunts and squeals.
  • Unwanted Assistance: She starts to feel less useful and appreciated after the events of Fun Gus Part 2, leading to her overcompensating to the point where she winds up getting in Wolf and Benson's ways repeatedly. They both apologize for yelling at her, and are very quick to praise her after she saves them from Dr Emilia.

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    Lio Oak 

Lio Oak

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Kipo's father.


  • Brainy Brunette: Brown hair, scientist, published author, and Cool Teacher.
  • Cool Teacher: His job in the Burrow is a schoolteacher. He passed his love of learning and science on to Kipo.
  • Draw Aggro: He uses this tactic to distract Scarlemagne's forces from Kipo and her friends. Because he and Scarlemagne have a history together, he's a legitimate target.
  • Good Parents: He is clearly a very loving father, inspiring Kipo's love for his field of study, as well as sharing his love of music with her. Kipo loves him dearly and greatly wants to find him again.
  • Happily Married: He and Song had a warm and loving marriage before Song was transformed into the Mega Monkey, and Lio thought her to be lost.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Basically modeled after Sterling K. Brown.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: He chose to save his own daughter over Hugo when their home was coming down.
  • It's All My Fault: He comes to believe that how he handled the situation with Hugo, Song and Kipo's powers has led to nothing but suffering for his family and the rest of humanity.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: While he's a good guy trying the best he can he repeatedly does this.
    • His panic upon realizing who might be attacking the burrow led to his rash decision to throw Kipo into the aqueduct to begin with (though in his defense, no one told him that there was a second burrow).
    • While he breaks protocol to leave coded messages to Kipo so she could reach the new location, it never occurred to him that she could easily be followed from a distance.
    • If he had searched for Hugo after Song's rampage or not rejected him out of fear when they reunited on the surface then he might've prevented him from becoming Scarlemagne.
  • Papa Wolf: Lio made sure to get Kipo away from the giant mute attacking the burrow and was determined to find her afterwards. And even though he went with the rest, he left clues that he knew Kipo could decipher. Season 2 shows a slight darker side to this as Lio prioritized Kipo's safety over Hugo.
  • Reluctant Mad Scientist: Scarlemagne forces Lio to replicate his pheromones so he can control more humans than he can by sweat alone. After “reasoning” with Lio doesn’t work Scarlemagne just spritzes him.
  • Secret Keeper: He was well aware that Kipo wasn't fully human. He was evidently planning to tell her at some point; he just didn't think that her Mute traits would re-appear so soon.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Kipo calls him out for not bothering to look for Hugo after Song's rampage.

    Song Oak 

Song Oak

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Voiced by: Jee Young Han

Kipo's mother.


  • Ambiguous Situation: Everything we know about Song in the first season came from the Lotus-Eater Machine Kipo got trapped in, meaning even the Strong Family Resemblance she may have shared with her mother was questionable. In Season 2, it turns out Kipo's dream got a lot right, namely Song still being alive on the surface and being part-Mute like her daughter.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's a kind-hearted and compassionate person in both human and mega-mute form but her response to Scarlemagne's offer of revenge is an angry, thunderous roar and when free of his pheromones she has no qualms with throwing him against the wall.
  • Gentle Giant: She's fairly peaceful in her mega-monkey form once she's no longer being controlled by Emilia.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Her plan to make a powerful human/mute hybrid worked, but she didn't foresee Shapeshifter Mode Lock being an issue, not did she anticipate that she herself would gain hybrid abilities in the process.
  • Happily Married: She and Lio had a warm and loving marriage before Song was transformed into the Mega Monkey, and Lio thought her to be lost.
  • It Can Think: Even before she comes fully back to her senses in her mega-mute form, she still shows considerable intelligence and ingenuity, such as luring Scarlemagne's forces into an ambush and trapping them with a net and being able to understand english. In fact, her intelligence tips off Scarlemagne that there's something different about her compared to the other mega-mutes, though he doesn't figure out her true identity till he's told by Kipo.
  • It's Personal: Scarlemagne almost wins her to his side with the promise of revenge on Dr. Emilia for her enslavement, but when he assumes she also wants revenge on all of humanity, she quickly leaves.
  • Mama Bear: Don't even think about messing with Kipo.
  • Missing Mom: Lio claims she died of Burrow Pox when Kipo was very young. Season 2 reveals he lied; Burrow Pox is a fictitious disease that he also used to hide the fact that Song was mutating thanks to being pregnant with Kipo.
  • Not His Sled: Since the original comic had Kipo living with her mother before the burrow was attacked, the entire mystery surrounding her disappearance is completely absent. Given the reveal of Song being the Mega Monkey responsible for the attack in Season 2, it's possible that Song is some sort of Composite Character for the show, being combined with the mysterious mega mute from the comic since they seem to be separate characters.
  • Shapeshifter Mode Lock: She's stuck as a full-on monkey Mega-Mute thanks to spending a decade in the form. Even after regaining her senses thanks to Mulholland, she has no idea how to change back. She finally returns in her human form, thanks to a stolen cure-dart.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Other then her purple skin and pink hair, Kipo looks almost identical to her mother.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: One of the skills picked up as the Mega-Monkey was how to speak Dubstep Bee, which comes in handy when they need to negotiate with them to build a barrier of Death Ivy around the Timbercat Village.
  • Trailers Always Spoil: The Season 3 trailer reveals her once again in her human form and reunited with Lio, which happens with a stolen cure-dart.
  • Walking Spoiler: Season 2 reveals a lot about what happened to her.

    Hoag 

Hoag

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Voiced By: Jeff Bennett

An authoritative figure with the burrow.


  • And I Must Scream: He is clearly terrified while being mind controlled by Scarlemagne.
  • Hidden Depths: Is a surprisingly good breakdancer.
  • In the Blood: His daughter, Doag, inherited her talent and love of dancing from him.
  • Jerkass: His response to Lio losing his daughter is to berate him for breaking protocol. His own daughter even points out that all the actions he takes which he claims are to "protect" her are really just weak justifications for the things he wants to do.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While he's a narrow-minded jerk who perhaps oversteps the line when he scolds Lio, he is consistently shown to be correct about Lio's reckless behaviour.
    • If Lio had followed procedure and taken Kipo to the bunker instead of throwing her into the aqueduct she would've been safe and gone with the other humans to Site B (essentially preventing the entire story from happening).
    • If Lio hadn't broken the lockdown restrictions and ventured to the surface to leave clues for Kipo to find them, then Scarlemagne never would've found Site B.
  • Made a Slave: He is controlled by Scarlemagne's pheromones into becoming one of his "nobles".
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: Although he's generally ineffectual he attempts to stop Lio from breaking protocol, and he tries to insist that Wolf not be able to carry her deathstalker weapon around.

    Doag 

Doag

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Voiced By: Rebecca Husain

Hoag's daughter, a friend of Kipo's. Loves to dance.


  • But Now I Must Go: ...back to the cruise ship to be the "friend on the inside", at the end of "Code Word Milkshake."
  • Chekhov's Gun: Character-specific; We first see Doag dancing in an "empty" cafeteria to the singing voice of Hyun-soo (or as she calls him, "Wall Siren"). When she shows Kipo & Co. Emilia's lab and finds Hyun-soo there, she decides to help Kipo.
  • The Ditz: She spends a sizeable portion of her character-establishing dialogue with Kipo & Co. defending Emilia with less-than-well-thought-out reasons.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: During "Codeword: Milkshake," where she helps Kipo's friends (and Boom Boom) escape Emilia's lab.
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    Asher and Dahlia 

Asher and Dahlia

Voiced By: Rhea Butcher (Asher)
Voiced By: Fryda Wolff (Dahlia)

A pair of twin siblings who are Kipo's friends from her burrow. Also students of Lio.


  • An Axe to Grind: Dahlia really takes to the axe chopping training.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: In season 3, Asher gains a lightning-like hair curl on their face.
  • Friend to Bugs: Asher and Pierre become pretty close.
  • Out of Focus: They only show up a couple of times in Season Three and have no real relevence to the story.
  • Satellite Character: As of Season Two their only real characterization is that they are Kipo's friends and Lio's students. Even in Season Three they don't get much characterization.
  • Transgender: Asher is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns according to Word of God.

    Troy 

Troy

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Voiced By: Giullian Yao Gioiello

Another resident of Kipo's burrow. Also a student of Lio, and Benson's eventual Love Interest.


  • Chekhov's Skill: His talent with stage magic makes him a skilled lockpick, making him useful when it comes to breaking into Dr. Emilia's lab.
  • Commonality Connection: Is able to bond with Benson over a shared love of both flapjacks and music.
  • Hidden Depths: He's a skilled cook, stage magician, and possesses a significant knowledge of fungi.
  • Satellite Love Interest: He doesn't have much character development past being Benson's love interest.
  • Stage Magician: He is talented at stage magic.

    Roberto 

Roberto

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Voice By: Antonio Alvarez

A resident of Kipo's burrow and Troy's father.


  • Made a Slave: He is captured and enslaved by Scarlemagne.
  • Only Sane Man: When Dr. Emilia is stirring up the crowd, he is one of the few humans not sucked into her speech and discretely leaves with Mandu.
  • Open-Minded Parent: Seems supportive of Benson and Troy getting together.
  • Shipper on Deck: At first, he thinks Benson and Wolf would make a good couple, but once he finally gets the hint that Benson is interested in Troy he switches to supporting them instead.

Scarlemagne's Noble Court

    Scarlemagne 

Scarlemagne

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Voiced by: Dan Stevens

"Allegro! Allegro, my lords and ladies! Dance faster!"

A mandrill with a lust for power.


  • And I Must Scream: It's hinted that anyone under the control of his pheromones are at least somewhat aware of what's going on around them, but are only able to watch helplessly as their bodies obey his commands.
  • Antagonist Abilities: His pheromones, and by extension his sweat, can be used to mind control other primates, including primate mega-mutes, and humans, which he uses to dominate and make them his playthings, and essentially decoration for his court. Kipo makes him promise to not use this anymore as part of his rehabilitation in Season 3, which he complies with except for an attempt to interrogate someone.
  • Always Second Best: Scarlemange has had people in his past who genuinely loved and cared for him, however, the source of a lot of his complexes is that those people have always had something else they loved and cared about a lot more. When Kipo tries to connect with him in Season 2, this culminates with her being forced to prove he matters to her by offering her a Sadistic Choice between their friendship or the life of her father.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: Technically, he can be considered Lio and Song's adoptive son.
  • Arc Villain: He is the main antagonist for the first two seasons, with him being imprisoned by the Timbercats come the end of Season 2. For the time he is the villain, he's one of the most powerful mutes around in terms of sheer influence and control, and almost every challenge Kipo faces in these seasons can be traced to him or his underlings. Dr. Emilia takes over as Big Bad.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Deliberately carries himself as an 18th century aristocrat and gets his minions to play along. Notably, he only started leaning into the image after his Start of Darkness.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: In the season 2 finale, he can hold off on his own against Kipo, Lio, Benson, Dave, and Wolf.
  • Bad Boss: He pretends to be a fair guy but disappointing him tends to be very bad for anyone even just delivering the news.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Played With. While being experimented on by Dr. Emilia when she discovered he became sapient certainly contributed to his descent to villainy, finding out Lio abandoned him in favour of Kipo is what pushed him over the edge.
  • Big Brother Instinct: After getting to know each other, Kipo and Scarlemagne openly treat and refer to each other as siblings. Scarlemagne also quickly comes to value Kipo's opinion and well-being, though this manifests in ways such as in him giving everyone a Sadistic Choice when she notes he hasn't given the other Mutes any options, and believing that she'd appreciate him gilding the group of Mod Frogs that attacked her as a present. Later on he attempts to attack Emila to protect Kipo before she can launch an attack on the Prham and ends giving his life to save Kipo.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Kipo's Abel. Subverted in Season 3, as he genuinely sees her as his beloved little sister, to the point of making an Heroic Sacrifice to protect her from a mutated Mega Walrus Emilia.
  • Cool Car: The Flamingo he uses is black and pink, and the midsection of it is decked out with a pink sports car from where he plays on a keyboard in the panel.
  • The Dandy: He dresses like an 18th-century aristocrat, powdered wig and all. His court (both the other non-human primates and his human slaves) wear the same.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: As a child, he was a normal mandrill, and was a test subject for Dr. Emilia's work to recreate and cure the mutation that caused the end of human society. Lio and Song began to treat him as a son when the experimentation worked and Hugo gained human-level sentience but forced him to keep quiet which caused severe loneliness, then Dr. Emilia discovered him and began cruel experiments on him. When Song destroyed the lab, Hugo escaped he was heartbroken and angered to discover that Lio had abandoned him for Kipo.
  • Dark Reprise: The theme that plays in flashbacks of him as a good-natured child ("King Hugo") is actually a sad version of his villainous leitmotif ("Scarlemagne's Waltz").
  • Disc-One Final Boss: At first it seems like he's going to be the Big Bad for the whole series, but then he gets defeated and imprisoned at the end of Season 2. We also learn in Season 2 that he wasn't even the one to kick off the plot in Season 1.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Doesn't appreciate being called by his real name, Hugo.
    • Goes back on it in the series finale, with his last words being "Call me Hugo".
  • The Dreaded: Even a hardened survivor like Wolf is terrified of Scarlemagne; in general he is regarded as one of the most dangerous Mutes in the setting. Played to great effect in Season 3, when hostile humans run at the mere sight of him due to remembering being under his mind control; this is despite the fact they have darts that would revert him to a regular mandrill.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Introduced playing the piano in a hysterical passion, wiping his sweat into a jar, while commanding his court to dance with a flick of a finger. The power and fear he obsessively commands is made all too clear.
  • Evil Brit: Fitting for his aristocratic motif.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: It's quickly made clear that Kipo has become important to Scarlemagne after getting to know her, and seeing the way Kipo treats him even taking his side when learning of his past. He wants to make her happy so he takes her suggestion to allow the other Mutes to choose to follow him. Unfortunately his way of letting them decide is Join or Die, and he also reveals that he killed the Mod Frogs who attacked Kipo thinking it would make her happy. Kipo, of course, is rather devastated that Scarlemagne did all this in her name.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Claims this as he says he only uses his pheromones on "lower-class primates" (namely humans) but not on other apes or monkeys, but this is a bold-faced lie as he used a collar with his pheromones to force a peaceful monkey Mega-Mute to do his biding. Until it turns out that he wasn't responsible for the collar, though he has no problem with controlling the Mega Monkey himself when the opportunity arises though he himself stated it was a last resort.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Cares deeply about his adopted family the Oaks. Especially his younger sister Kipo.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: Averted. He's not at all friendly or helpful, and neither are the apes serving under him.
  • Expy: Word of God describes him as being equal parts Tom Hulce's portrayal of Amadeus and The Joker. He's also got a lot in common with the Purple Man of Marvel fame, particularly the recent Netflix incarnation. (There's also a Marvel supervillain named Mandrill, but his pheremone mind-control powers only work on women). Experimented on as a youth, he discovered his powers and because of trauma became a twisted individual who commands people to do humiliating or dangerous tasks all while packing a British accent. When confronted with an opportunity to really connect to someone he twists the experience such that he thinks doing monstrous acts supposedly for the benefit of someone else will please them.
  • Fantastic Racism: He hates humans, uses his pheromones to enslave them, and generally sees them as beneath Mutes. He dreams of building a world where humans are slaves to Mute-kind.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He puts on a façade of being polite and charming, but any sort of setback instantly causes him to reveal just how vicious and cruel he actually is.
  • Foil: To Kipo. Both originated from the same research experiment that Song and Lio were performing regarding how animals became Mutes, with Scarlemagne being a widely-known project and Kipo being a secret one. Both also had their homes destroyed by the same Mega-Monkey and were forced to travel the surface as a result. But while Kipo quickly found companionship and is able to easily sway others with her kindness, thus reinforcing her All-Loving Hero tendencies, Hugo spent much of his time alone and had any friendly actions rebuffed, making him deeply paranoid and forced to rely on his mind control abilities. And while Kipo believes in harmony between humans and Mutes, having grown up in a peaceful environment and having positive experiences with both groups, Hugo's suffering during testing and feelings of abandonment left him despising humans and desiring Mute supremacy.
    • He ends up supporting Kipo's vision of a society where humans and mutes live in harmony, but he remains a foil in that he does not share her optimism about how anyone can be redeemed, and sets out to assassinate Emilia even though it goes against all of Kipo's ideals.
  • Freudian Excuse: The cruel experiments he was subjected to by Dr. Emilia along with the harsh life he was subjected to on the surface after the lab was destroyed and finding out that Lio, one of the few humans who was kind to him, not only did not look for him after the lab's destruction but also run away from the mandrill when they met up again, gave him both his hatred of humanity and his desire for power.
  • Friend to All Children: A bit. Kipo's attempts to reform him in Season 3 finally start to work when he winds up playing with some mute children. From that point on he becomes a lot more cooperative, eventually achieving a full Heel–Face Turn.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Started as a lab animal, and ended up being The Dreaded to Mutes and Humans.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Even after turning over a new leaf, he can still retain a seemingly mean or sinister demeanor. He even laughs evilly when he goes to save Kipo.
  • The Good King: This is what he saw himself as becoming when he first heard of royalty; he wanted to be a King who would ensure everyone around him would be happy and not have to live behind fortified walls. After his abandonment, he loses his noble goals and decides he'd rather just be The Emperor.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: His face is heavily marred with deep gashes caused when Song destroyed the lab.
  • Heel Realization: While the Timbercats take him away at the end of Season 2, Scarlemagne looks shocked and saddened after realizing that Kipo, instead of running away and saving herself, was willing to give up her own humanity to save the Mutes — included himself, the one who endangered her loved ones and her people. Unfortunately for him, by this point, Kipo has decided he's beyond redemption.
    Scarlemagne: [calmly] You could’ve escaped. But you were willing to get stuck in the jaguar... for a colosseum full of Mutes?
    • In “Prahmises” he admits that his thirst for power prevented him from making right choices that could have improved his life, such as stopping Dr. Emilia personally, helping Song when she was stuck as a Mega Monkey, forgiving Lio for abandoning him, and growing up with Kipo.
    • Becomes a full-on Heel–Face Turn in Season 3.
  • Historical Hero Upgrade: For all his initial villainy, because of his heroism in the final battle, he receives a golden statue, albeit one under his birth name, Hugo Oak.
  • Join or Die: In Season 2, he takes Kipo's suggestion that he should give others the chance to choose him as their leader to heart... by giving them the choice between that or being dunked in molten gold. Kipo is horrified and disgusted.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: While boiling the Mod Frogs in molten gold was obviously horrific, you wouldn't feel sorry for them otherwise as they're shown to be aggressive jerks who mistreat Jamack and try to kill Kipo for accidentally destroying their lair.
  • Laughing Mad: He's very prone to outbursts of manic laughter that end in mandrill hoots and screeches any time something agitates him, and in general has very little emotional control or appropriate emotional responses to situations.
    • He keeps his maniacal laugh even after turning good, even giving one last one as he is about to sacrifice himself.
  • Long-Lost Relative: He could technically be considered Kipo's adoptive older brother. Song and Lio call an unborn Kipo as his baby sister during a flashback, and he often refers to Lio as "our father" when talking with her about him.
  • The Mad Hatter: Played for horror. He is fully aware he's crazy and doesn't care; it's just another thing he blames on his treatment at the hands of humanity.
    Lio: "If you think I'd help you do that to my own people...you're insane."
    Scarlemagne: (Laughing) "Right again, Lio! I'm unhinged! I wonder who made me that way."
  • Made Myself Sad: An indirect example. He catches Kipo and Lio seemingly trying to escape and uses his mind-control pheromones to interrogate the latter, expecting them to be scheming to overthrow or assassinate him. Turns out they were trying to convince him to do a Heel–Face Turn instead, and that Lio himself, who Scarlemagne assumed betrayed him, honestly hoped it would work too. He quietly dismisses them, shocked and saddened by this revelation.
  • Maniac Monkeys: He's a twisted, controlling Mandrill who wants to enslave all humans for his own entertainment. So he fits the "Maniac" part pretty well.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is a combination of "Scar" and "Charlemagne" referencing his scars and desire for conquest along with Charlemagne being considered as founding father of France that Scarlemagne based his cultural taste from.
  • Mind Control: He can induce this using his pheromones but it only works on primates, including humans. Kipo's status as a mute-human hybrid, created for different reasons, is what allows her to be immune to this and defeat him.
  • Mood Whiplash: He can go from a sophisticated gentleman to a manic tyrant to acting like a screeching monkey at the drop of a hat. The implication is that since he's recently-mutated, he still has strong animal instincts.
  • My Instincts Are Showing: He has a tendency to hoot and screech when he's excited or angry, this is used as Foreshadowing for his status as a recently uplifted monkey as none of the other mute monkeys do this.
  • Not Good with Rejection: His past has given him abandonment issues and anxiety over rejection. This makes him obsessed with control and paranoid over being rejected, leading him to default to acts of domination to force others to choose him.
  • Not Me This Time: He committed many atrocious deeds, but mind-controlling the Mega Monkey (actually Kipo's mother) with a collar full of his pheromones and having it attack Kipo's home is not one of them.
  • Obliviously Evil: Before becoming a villain, he suggested to Lio that he could use his mind control powers to get revenge on the humans who hurt them all. Lio is quick to tell his still-innocent adoptive son that it is wrong to mind control people, even if they're evil.
  • Odd Friendship: Hangs around with Wolf quite a bit in the second half of Season 3. They bond over a respect for Kipo's goals, but feeling she's too naive about redeeming every single person.
  • Pheromones: Thanks to all the experiments done on him, his sweat is a powerful mind-control agent that works on any primate, including humans.
  • Poisonous Friend: Subverted in Season 3, he teams-up with Wolf because they both view Kipo as a sister. They attempt to assassinate Dr. Emilia to ensure Kipo will be safe from her schemes but ultimately realise that in doing so they'd only undermine Kipo's message of unity between mutes and humans.
  • Practically Joker: Word of God lists The Joker as an inspiration for Scarlemagne's character.
  • Psychological Projection: Scarlemagne is a very vengeful individual who takes brutal retribution against any real or perceived slights against him, as such he tends to assume that others are just as vindictive as he is. It's why he gilded The Mod Frogs as a "gift" to Kipo after they attacked her, he also immediately believes that the Mega-Monkey (Song) would want to enslave all of humanity in revenge for being mind-controlled by Dr. Emilia.
  • Redemption Equals Death: After seeing the error of his ways and reconnecting with Kipo and her parents, he sacrifices himself to save Kipo, even calling her his sister.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: He invokes this as a reason why he thinks Kipo's whole effort to redeem him is pointless. He is initially proven right as everyone treats him with scorn and suspicion, but the trope ends up subverted when he is honored with a statue after his death, albeit with his birth name: Hugo Oak.
  • Red Herring: At the beginning of the series, everyone thought that he was the one who mind-controlled the Mega Monkey with a collar full of his pheromones. In Season 2 we learn that it was actually Dr. Emilia's doing.
  • Sadistic Choice: In Season 2, he twists Kipo's request that he give others a chance to choose to follow him into this; first by saying the other Mutes can choose between following him or being drowned in molten gold; and then by "making it up" to Kipo by giving her a choice between their nascent friendship and her father.
  • Sissy Villain: Is very flamboyant, uses perfume to deliver his mind-control pheromones, and has a very foppish voice and mannerism.
  • Slavery Is a Special Kind of Evil: He uses his pheromones to enslave humans, makes them dress in aristocratic Georgian clothing, dance for him, and work themselves close to death building a city for him. There's a reason Kipo requires him to swear off the use of this ability as part of his rehabilitation.
  • Super Strength: When enraged, he's capable of manhandling Kipo in her partial jaguar form.
  • That Man Is Dead: He does not make it a secret that the innocent mandrill Hugo is a distant memory he would sooner forget than embrace. The end of Season 2 implies that things might be different; indeed, in Season 3 this trope ends up subverted as his last words are a request he be called Hugo once more.
  • Uplifted Animal: While all sentient Mutes technically qualify, Scarlemagne was one of the last non-mutant mandrills, given intelligence by a mutagen designed to mimic the effects of whatever mutated the surface creatures.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Was once a well-mannered little mandrill called Hugo who enjoyed playing the piano, reading books, and wanted to be The Good King.
    Kipo: "I doubt this is what Hugo wanted."
    Scarlemagne: "All he wanted was a hug and his stupid star blanket. When I'm crowned emperor, that pathetic wretch Hugo dies."
  • Villainous Breakdown: He totally loses it when his coronation goes awry, to the point of trying to kill everyone with molten gold. He's shocked when Kipo risks losing her humanity to save everyone, even him, though ironically this action is what gets her to dismiss his redemption as a lost cause.
  • Visionary Villain: He wants to form mind-controlled humans into an army to conquer the city, rebuild it into a utopian society, and put humans on the very bottom of its Fantastic Caste System. This turns out to be a corruption of his original goal, which was to build a kingdom on the surface where humans would not have to be afraid anymore.
  • Wicked Cultured: He adores classical music and is quite the pianist.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Subverted in Season 3. Kipo's numerous attempts to rehabilitate him initially all result in him smashing people's things before attempting to escape. When he finally holds a child, he initially scares them... but then he ends up playing with them.

    Gerard 

Gerard

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An orangutan mute.


    Le Mieux 

Le Mieux

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Voiced by: Grey DeLisle

A tarsier mute who accompanies Gerard.


  • Co-Dragons: She and Gerard serve as Scarlemagne's emissaries, and are the most frequently seen of his non-human minions.
  • Emo Teen: She was originally a member of the Goth Apes before Hugo usurped them.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": "Le Mieux" is pronounced like "lemur", which tarsiers are closely related to and often mistaken for.
  • Oh, Crap!: In Season 2 Episode 3, she has a moment of panic as Kipo - partially transformed into her humanoid jaguar form — levels a Death Glare at her and prepares to pounce.
  • Those Two Guys: She often accompanies Gerard on missions from Scarlemagne.

Timbercats

    Yumyan Hammerpaw 

Yumyan Hammerpaw

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Voiced by: Steve Blum

"YUMYAN OWNS YOU ALL!"

The Lord of the Timbercats, a strong-willed and adored leader that vanished when the village was attacked by a Mega-mute.


  • Battle Cry: "YUMYAN OWNS YOU ALL", which is something he has been trying to make work.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: Under his prickily exterior, Yumyan turns out to be a very emotional and sensitive guy. He even breaks down sobbing when he hears that the parents of the three human kids from Kipo's burrow were kidnapped by Scarlemagne and instantly promises to take care of them for as long as they need simply because they're friends of Kipo's.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Zig Zagged. He seems a little unhinged, having spent three days chasing a giant butterfly he names "Charles" because he thinks the soul of the scratching tree has passed into it. However, he's also sane enough to run from a fight he can't win and without his leadership the other Timbercats would be lost.
  • Death of Personality: Is cured by Emilia, returning him to a normal cat.
  • Face Death with Dignity: When he believes they're all going to die in the Season 2 finale, he tells the Timbercats It Has Been an Honor and they solemnly stomp their axes.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Didn't notice Asher and Dahlia were hiding in his tail fur, Molly starts to comment on it when Troy pops out of her tail fur and she rescinds her question.
  • Instrument of Murder: His axe doubles as a guitar, for which he was known to play very well.
  • Large and in Charge: Notably bigger than the other Timbercats, and their beloved leader.
  • The Leader: The leader of the Timbercats, and seems extremely reliable and loved by all of his subjects, who look up to him to the level of almost worship.
  • Mad Libs Catchphrase: Season 3 sees Yumyan expanding the range of things he does in third person, including "Yumyan babysits you all" and "Yumyan loans you yarn".
  • Meaningful Name: Name rhymes with that of another large lumberjack.
  • Mega Neko: He and his fellow Timbercats are the size of grizzly bears.
  • Moment of Weakness: When the Mega Mute that took the Scratching Tree appeared, Yumyan was so terrified he ran up a tree past the canopy. He spent all the time since then atop a tree, hunting a butterfly.

    Molly Yarnchopper 

Molly Yarnchopper

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Voiced by: Lea Delaria

"This human keeps talking to us... why is she doing that?"

A Timbercat. She is a sort of replacement leader when Yumyan vanishes.


  • Girls With Mustaches: The long fur on her chin resembles a Badass Beard, befitting her tough lumberjack image.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": "Molly" is a term for a female cat, which she is.
  • Only Sane Man: Is fairly sensible, especially compared to her fellows and tends to keep her boss's ego in check.
  • Sucksessor: Downplayed, Molly tries to be a good leader but she isn't able to keep the Timbercats in line through sheer willpower like Yumyan. Any time she tries to act as leader leads to huge all out brawls.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She is furious at Kipo's Phram proposal, since it would involve her making peace with and working with the humans who cured Yumyam.

Mod Frogs

    Jamack 

Jamack

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Voiced by: Jake Green

A high-level Mod frog. Initially, he came in contact with Kipo and Wolf when they wandered into his office to use the telescope he had setup. Unfortunately, he realized very quickly that Kipo was from a burrow based on her behavior as well as how valuable that could be to the right person. Jamack spent most of season one hunting Kipo in hopes of turning her over to his boss for a massive reward.


  • Adaptational Heroism: Compared to the original comic, let's just say that you certainly would never see the Netflix version of Jamack passive-aggressively ask his fellow Mod Frogs to make a crying baby Dave "shut up" while holding out a spiked baseball bat, or let alone stand by and watch it almost happen when a member does take the bat. Even another Mod Frog had to take pause and ask if that was a good idea, only to get this response:
  • Affably Evil: A member of the Mod Frogs, and so does his best to maintain a professional stature with those he deals with, both ally and enemy. Most of the time, he prefers bargaining as opposed to violence.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Has a knack for this, which is arguably how he clawed his way to be a Mod Frog subdivision leader in the first place. He quickly deduces that Kipo is from a burrow judging by her Fish out of Temporal Water tendencies, learns to replicate the tricks that the humans have employed against him, and also notices that Kipo isn't as human as she was simply by realizing that she can see in the dark.
  • Badass Mustache: He has a small pencil mustache, and has established his badass credentials by driving a flying car with one foot, escaping a megabunny clutch, capturing Kipo single handily, and escaping both his coworkers and numerous other Mute gangs with some improvisation and fast acrobatics.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: The short one of the trio with his other fellow Mod Frogs, Kwat (Big) and Harris (thin). Jamack acts as their leader, at least until he's put into exile.
  • Blatant Lies: When he shows up in season two stuck working as a dishwasher in a restaurant and goes out of his way to save Kipo again, he claims that it's just because if she dies it means all the suffering he'd gone through after saving her in season one would have been for nothing. Absolutely nobody believes him.
  • Butt-Monkey: Jamack suffers a lot throughout the series, starting with getting fly tackled by Wolf, having his shirt inked on, getting bitten by Mandu, stabbed in the forehead by a deathstalker tail, having his tongue bitten by Benson, and this is all before his Humiliation Conga.
    Jamack: Of course. Another cruel joke from the universe.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He just can't understand why Kipo is consistently so nice to him, given the mute-eat-mute environment of the surface.
  • The Exile: Jamack becomes exiled from his home after losing Kipo and the other humans.
  • The Farmer and the Viper: After Kipo saves him from being eaten by the Newton Wolves, he catches her to sell her to Scarlemenge. Ultimately averted, though, as her continued empathy and respect causes him to change his mind.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Kipo saves him from the Newton Wolves, he still plans on turning her over to Scarlemagne. It's ultimately Kipo's all loving personality that convinces him to let her go.
  • Humiliation Conga: We see that after he manages to escape from the megabunny mama, he goes back home only to be thrown out by the other mod frogs, wanders into the wilderness, rained on by the weather, is pooped on by a giant pigeon, and finally gets captured by Newton Wolves to be dessert.
  • Innate Night Vision: Being a frog, this is natural to him. He, however, realizes that it is definitely not natural for Kipo.
  • In a Single Bound: Just another one of the natural talents an anthropomorphic frog can have.
  • Insignia Rip-Off Ritual: When he's thrown out of the Mod Frogs for failing to capture Kipo, his tie is cut in half.
  • I Was Just Passing Through: In Season 2, Jamack insists the reason he's fighting alongside Kipo isn't because he cares about her, but because if she's captured or killed everything he sacrificed would go to waste.
  • Multipurpose Tongue: Jamack doesn't use weapons like his coworkers, instead relying 100% on his own physical prowess and his tongue that can be used to both slam into targets and grapple onto surfaces for mobility.
  • My Favorite Shirt: He's very protective of his snazzy suit, and he freaks out if something threatens to ruin it, such as when Wolf sprays ink all over his shirt. When he gets captured and nearly eaten by a megabunny, his only concern is that his suit will get wrinkled, and the leader of the Mod Frogs officiates his termination by cutting off his tie. T'would appear men's fashion is Serious Business to the Mod Frogs.
  • Noble Demon: Jamack is selfish and pragmatic with his actions, but he is also very civil about it and doesn't apply any excessive force in his methods towards achieving them. He also does ultimately express gratitude when he's shown it.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: He — like the other Mod Frogs — is dressed very elegantly, like a classic mobster.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: Jamack seems to feel this way. He loses this mindset by Season 3, being one of the few mutes who was unquestionably for Kipo's Prahm idea.
    Kipo: I’m not afraid of Scarlemagne. Me and my friends are a pack. We’ll find my people before he does.
    Jamack: Oh ho ho! Yippee! I’m sorry, I didn’t realize you had The Power of Friendship on your side! Ha ha ha… Your pack? They’ll abandon you at your most vulnerable. Just like my pack abandoned me…
  • Smug Snake: While Jamack is quite formidable, especially with allies, he does overestimate his own smarts and abilities a little bit too much, and vastly underestimates the resourcefulness of Kipo and her friends. This is ultimately what gets him exiled in the first place, and is what triggers his Character Development towards humility.
  • Starter Villain: The main antagonist for the first part of season 1. While certainly a threat he pales in comparison to some of the other mutes running around on the surface.
  • Summon Bigger Fish: After the main characters are surrounded by the Newton Wolves, the Scooter Skunks, the Mod Frogs, and the Hummingbombers, he slaps Mega Bunny fur on each of them, then rescues the heroes when the Mega Bunny Mother comes. This is especially impressive given that he'd previously been shown to reduced to gibbering in terror at the mere sight of a Mega Bunny.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: In season two, after saving Kipo again, he winds up getting hired by the TheaOtters so that they can make a play about how he single-handedly beat four mute gangs with a Mega Bunny, finally getting the respect and big reward he'd been craving. Kipo eagerly offers him a chance to join her team as an official member, but he bluntly refuses.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: By Season Three he's become a much nicer person who shows open appreciation and friendship for others, especially Kipo. Notably, when the rest of the cast turn on and abandon Kipo after she reveals her Pharm plan, Jamack's one of the only two (the other being Scarlemagne) who sticks with her.
  • Trauma Button: When trapped in a Mega Bunny warren, he begins to have a panic attack.
  • Villain Respect: He's both impressed and pissed off by how the humans he's after constantly outsmart him with their tricks (such as making up explosion berries and using the mega bunny as a distraction). Enough so that he eventually starts to pick up those tricks himself.

    Harris and Kwat 

Harris and Kwat

Voiced by: Ian Harding (Harris), Grey DeLisle (Kwat)


  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: With Kwat and Harris filling the Fat and Skinny roles, they initially form this trio with Jamack up until his banishment, switching him out with their short boss, Mrs. Satori.
  • Butt-Monkey: Harris is second to Jamack when it comes to the universe finding ways to humiliating him. He has a tendency to be the recipient of unfortunate situations and screaming or yelping all the way through them, first starting with him getting whacked by a Stalky-wielding Mandu, crashing into some trees alongside Kwat, and even getting flung into the sky spinning like a cartwheel at one point.
  • Epic Flail: Kwat's weapon of choice. While she brings it out when Kipo and Wolf were first captured by the Mod Frogs, we don't actually see her use it in a fight until Season 2.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: They and Sartori are gilded in molten gold by Scarlemagne for attacking Kipo.
  • Gender Flip: In the original comic, Kwat was just your standard male Mod Frog with a scar over one eye (a trait that all Mod Frogs shared in the comic). In the show, she's not only female, but also stands as the Mod Frogs' largest and tallest member, while her male counterpart was just average height.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Based off his thin build and red eyes, Harris seems to be a Red-Eyed Tree Frog. Possibly works as an in-universe example as well, since we don't see any other Mod Frog that shares these traits.

    Mrs. Sartori 

Mrs. Sartori

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Voiced by: Grey DeLisle


  • All There in the Script: Her name is only mentioned in the credits and subtitles.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: She replaces Jamack as the shortest member of the trio, with Harris and Kwat filling out the thin and big roles respectively.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: She and the other Mod Frogs are gilded in molten gold by Scarlemagne for attacking Kipo.
  • Mister Big: Gender-inverted. She stands as the shortest of the Mod Frogs, to the point where she has to stand on a couple of Fly mutes in order to stay at eye level with her underlings.
  • Nerves of Steel: Subverted when the rivalling mute gangs show up for a meeting with Scarlemagne, where she can be seen sweating nervously alongside Harris and Kwat but still maintaining her composure enough to passive-aggressively warn them from trying anything:
    Mrs. Sartori: "Scarlemagne better hurry. Just 'cause we're here, doesn't mean we have to play nice."

Other Mutants

    Camille 

Camille

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Voiced by: Joan Jett

A rocker snake from the desert outside the city. Like all snakes she has a rivalry with the Timbercats and a love for rock music.


  • Death of Personality: She is hit by a cure dart in Season Three, and turned into a normal snake.
  • Loud of War: She uses guitar solos played through a massive set of amps to blast other mutes that enter her territory uninvited. Unfortunately for her, humans have less sensitive hearing than mutes and thus Scarlemagne's mind-controlled human army is able to fight through the noise.
  • No-Sell: She's the only individual in the show thus far to be unaffected by Deathstalker venom, which she says is because umlat snakes already have massive amounts of venom flowing through their veins.
  • Not a Morning Person: The reason she's so hostile is because she's hung over from partying all night.
  • The Rock Star: She and her pack are this to a T. One of the reason why they bonded with Kipo was due to her being a musician. Helps that she is voiced by real-life rock star Joan Jett.

    Billions and Billions 
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Voiced by: John Hodgman (Good Billions), GZA (Bad Billions)

"Let knowledge be our prey."

A pair of cosmically-curious wolves. They're the alphas of the pack of Newton Wolves that live in the observatory.


  • Actor Allusion: One of the Billions is voiced by GZA, who is a rapper who incorporates scientific notes into his lyrics. The other is John Hodgman, most famously the PC of the "I'm a Mac/PC" commercials, who comes off as a stereotypical nerd.
  • Affably Evil: Good Billions. He is the one who emphasizes "let knowledge be our prey" and calls for civilized behavior, especially with intelligent people. Just make sure he's never hungry.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Of all the mute the gangs they look the least threatening, being called "geeks" several times. They still come close to killing Kipo and the rest at least twice.
  • Death of Personality: Bad Billions takes a dart filled with the mute cure, causing him to devolve into a normal wolf, truly a Fate Worse than Death for someone who prided themselves of their scientific mind.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Good Billions may casually sign on to eating people, but he's disgusted at the idea of someone wearing his species' skin. Bad Billions considers Amelia's quest to devolve all mutes an insult to all scientists.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Bad Billions outwardly seems the more rough of the two, sporting a deeper voice, darker colors, and more aggressive behavior. He still ends up sacrificing himself to protect his brother.
  • Good Cop/Bad Cop: They act true to their names, with Good Billions being more soft spoken, friendly and polite, while Bad Billions has a deeper voice and is noticeably more bloodthirsty. Case in point: Bad wanted to kill Kipo and co. the moment he saw them, while Good stressed they are civilized and let them explain why they were there. Of course, Good Billions is just as open to killing and eating people.
  • Heel–Face Turn: As of the events of Season 3, Bad Billions sacrificed himself to save his brother, while Good Billions and the other Newton Wolves are now allies to Kipo and H.M.U.F.A.
  • Historical Hero Upgrade: In-universe. In The Ballad of Brunchington Beach, their attempt to sell Kipo's group out to Scarlemagne and hunt Wolf for dessert is instead remembered by the wider mute community as Kipo's Group feigning friendship with the Newton Wolves to lead a brutal raid on their observatory.
  • One Steve Limit: They're both named Billions. The designations "Good" and "Bad" Billions is never used in the show itself, but is All There in the Manual.
  • Savage Wolves: They are leaders of one of the main Mute gangs, and work for Scarlamagne.
  • Security Cling: Good Billions jumps into his brother's arms after being scared by a balloon popping.
  • Shout-Out: To Carl Sagan's catchphrase, "Billions and billions [...]".
  • Sibling Team: Good Billions refers to Bad Billions as "brother," meaning that they are siblings and co-alphas of their pack.
  • Taking the Bullet: Bad Billions takes a Cure-Dart meant for Good Billions, which causes him to be cured into a normal wolf in his place.

    Amy and Brad 

Amy and Brad

Voiced by: Avrielle Corti (Amy), Ace Gibson (Brad)

A pair of mute Rats who run, co-own and operate the surface's only amusement park.


  • Break the Cutie: Amy and Brad are resilient and eternally optimistic. Even losing Ratland isn't enough to keep them down for long. So in Season 3, when Brad is hit with a Cure-Dart it is especially jarring to see Amy take her friend's loss so harshly. She even tells Kipo that she no longer believes safe co-exisistence between mutes and humans is possible.
  • Category Traitor: Scarlemagne considers them traitors to mutes for creating a safe haven for humans.
  • Death of Personality: Happens to Brad when he is injected with Dr. Emilia's cure in Season 3.
  • Defends Against Their Own Kind: Keep their human visitors safe from hostile mutes and help Kipo and Benson escape the flamingo riders.
  • Intrigued by Humanity: Continue the customs and traditions of the human age such as selling tickets, driving and having customers fill out surveys.
  • Lives in a Van: After they lose Ratland, their van becomes their home.
  • Make an Example of Them: Scarlemagne tears Ratland apart for spare parts and drops explosive nectar on them to dissuade any other mutes from siding with the humans he's hunting.
  • Nice Girl: Amy and Brad (who counts as a Nice Guy) are perhaps the friendliest mutes that Kipo encounters. Even after Scarlemagne destroys their home for helping humans, they're willing to give Kipo's Group a ride minutes later.
  • Rat Men: They are both giant rats who wear clothes and drive a van.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Years before the start of the series, they befriended Liam, Dr. Emilia’s brother, and their kindness inspired him to come back in the burrow to end the Anti-Mute propaganda, while in return they plan to open Ratland to humans. But his sister killed him in response and then blamed his death on the Mutes.

    Tad Mulholland 

Tad Mulholland

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Voiced by: Michael-Leon Wooley

A sentient colony of Tardigrades. Carries themself with a mystical air and admits others consider them a guru.


  • Achilles in His Tent: Leaves midway through season 3 to avoid the fight against Dr. Emilia, because if he was infected by the Cure he could become a living Cure to other Mutes.
  • Enlightened Antagonist: Downplayed as Tad's lifecycle calls for trapping prey in Dream Land and feeding on their brain energy till it starves to death. When the group rejects his reality though, he does leave.
  • Establishing Character Moment: When he first shows up, he makes a face sadistically looking down on the main group before smiling down at them, showing that he has a darker side to him.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He presents himself as a very friendly guy who is simply trying to release the body from the mind and let people have nice dreams where they have everything they want. However, he's fully aware that they're just going to become food for him, and drops the facade a few times. However season 2 shows that it might not have entirely been a falsehood.
  • Good Feels Good: After his Heel–Face Turn, he admits he likes helping people for real. He even teases about being willing to help people live out their fantasies if they wish.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In Season 2 he returns as a helpful ally for Kipo, using his abilities to stall Fun Gus and neutralize Scarlemagne's pheromones.
  • Heel Realization: After his encounter with Kipo's group, he decides to re-evaluate the way he obtains his nutrients.
  • Hive Mind: He's made up of thousands if not millions of microscopic tardigrades all working as one living creature.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: He creates sweet dreams where people can spend all their time living the life they always dreamed of.
  • Murder Water: In practice, he comes off as a sort of water elemental. He manipulates water and can even create figures out of water to fight, presumably by using his component waterbears.
  • Nice Guy: After his Heel–Face Turn, he's shown to be a surprisingly helpful amd good natured "individual" such as showing genuine sympathy for Song after seeing the effect the transformation had on her and expressing concern for Kipo when she wants to go mega-mute.
  • Nice Hat: He'll sometimes manifest a fedora to accentuate his polite facade.
  • Obliviously Evil: He legitimately thinks he is doing a kindness by giving the people he eats their very own perfect world before devouring them.
  • Put on a Bus: Leaves the show midway through season 3 as getting infected by the cure would be incredibly dangerous, causing it to spread through the whole water system of the region.
  • Redemption Demotion: As an antagonist, his dreams apparently have never been broken before; as an ally, it takes Fun Gus only a few minutes to break free.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: In “Fun Gus: Part I” he claims he is a changed Mute and even offers his help if Kipo and her friends need so, but the latter, for understandable reasons reject him, thinking it is a trick to mind trapping them again. They grow out of it in “Fun Gus: Part II” as he proves to them that he really has become their ally by helping them to escape from Fun Gus.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After finding out that Dr Emilia is planning to wage war on mutes with a cure that reverts them to their original, non-mutant forms and minds, he departs. He tells Kipo that he's (fairly reasonably) worried that due to his physiology, if he were hit with the Cure, he'd turn into a living Cure plague that would rapidly spread to all mutes, which he thinks is too dangerous a thing to chance.
  • Shout-Out: His name is a reference to the David Lynch movie Mulholland Dr., a surreal Mind Screw featuring the interplay of dreams and reality.
  • The Worm That Walks: He's the conglomerate will of countless Mute tardigrades working as a single unit.

    Fun Gus 

Fun Gus

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Voiced by: Jack Stanton

A bizarre and sentient fungus living in an abandoned burrow, with the personality of a child.


  • And Call Him "George"!: Gus just wants someone to play with him... and the bones of his former playmates can be spotted encrusted by fungus.
  • Back for the Finale: Fun Gus makes a brief cameo in Hidden Treasures, being given a Prahm invitation by Troy and promptly attacking him. In the final episode, he unwittingly saves Emilia after she falls into the wreckage of her old Burrow, but keeps her captive as his "forever friend".
  • Diabolus ex Nihilo: Even for the world of Kipo, Gus is completely out there. How he came into existence or took over Kipo's birth burrow is never explained.
  • Enfant Terrible: With the usual wild temperament of a 6-year-old and being a building-covering, shape-shifting fungus, Gus soon proves to be very dangerous.
  • Fungus Humongous: A slime-mold like creature that covers an entire building.
  • Genius Loci: As powerful as Gus is, he's bound to his burrow and cannot leave. For all intents and purposes, he IS the burrow.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Finally gets his forever friend in Emilia.

    Chevre Sisters 

The Chevre Sisters

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Voiced By: Kay Bess (Ida), Chris Anthony Lansdowne (Florabel), Mindy Sterling (Bev)

A trio of reclusive blind cheese-making (and worshiping) goat witches — Ida, Bev, and Florabel — who help train Kipo.


  • Aluminum Christmas Trees: Divination through cheese-making is tyromancy, a technique practiced in the Middle Ages.
  • Blind Seer: They're a trio of blind goats who make prophecies using a cauldron of cheese they make themselves.
  • The Ditz: Florabel — the shortest of the sisters — is more than a little ditzy, to the occasional exasperation of the other two.
  • Expy: We have one woman who's physically dominant and no-nonsense, another who's a pretty big ditz but incredibly sweet, and a third who's both a social butterfly and very VERY southern. If you forget that we're talking about anthropomorphic goat oracles, you might as well be reading a description of 3/4 of The Golden Girls. In season 3 they even refer to their "lanai."
  • Gratuitous French: Their incantation includes the phrase "chevre fromage", which is French for "goat cheese".
  • Magical Incantation: The Chevre Sisters perform their tyromancy while chanting "feta, gouda, chevre, fromage" over and over.
  • Prophet Eyes: The Chevre Sisters all have milky-white eyes that glow blue when they perform their magic.
  • Training from Hell: The Chevre Sisters subject Kipo to a parody of this during her "training" by having her assist them in making cheese while they cause mishaps that activate different parts of her jaguar form.
  • Wax On, Wax Off: Referenced in the mantra they teach Kipo: "Herbs In, Herbs Out."
  • The Weird Sisters: The Chevre Sisters are a trio of goat witches who perform prophecies using a cauldron of cheese.

    Cappuccino 

Cappuccino

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Voiced By: Karly Rothenberg

A giant blue shrimp who runs Brunchington Beach, which is a cafe for Mutes only. She gives meals in exchange for information, and gives information in exchange for more information.


  • Everyone Has Standards: She hates humans but agrees to help Kipo after she saved her establishment. She also does not appreciate Scarlemagne up and kidnapping mutes and barging into others' territories.
  • Fantastic Racism: Like most other Mutes, Cappuccino hates humans. So much in fact, that if she catches one in Brunchington Beach, she'll feeds them to a giant sea creature behind her cafe. She softens up to Kipo and her friends when they save him from Scarlamagne's minions.
    • She also states she approves of Scarlamagne's plan to enslave humanity and have all Mute-kind rule over them.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Experiences this after Kipo's crew saved her and her establishment from Scarlemagne's forces even after her anti-human schtick, with her even offering both information and brunch.
  • Knowledge Broker: She deals in information. In fact, she uses it as currency for her cafe.
  • Rule of Three: She has three rules in her cafe.
    • 1) Always pay your bill.
    • 2) Bills are paid via information.
    • 3) No humans. (Which Dave conveniently forgot.)

    Margot 

Margot

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Voiced by: Victoria Grace

Wolf's adoptive sister from the pack that raised her. She and Wolf were very close until the pack finally turned on Wolf and Margot followed suit.


  • Action Girl: Just as much as Wolf, given they trained together.
  • I Lied: When she reappears in Season Three, she claims to need Wolf's help to save her brother from Deathstalkers... when the start of the episode showed them both getting captured by Dr. Emilia. Unsurprisingly, she was actually leading them into a trap.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Downplayed. Margot was raised in the same pack as Wolf, though Wolf was unaware the pack was only training her as a test for the pups. Margot betrayed Wolf, though she later admits she didn’t want to, though it's unknown whether or not she was telling the truth. Later, she tricks Wolf, Benson and Dave into walking into Emilia's trap. She does try to stop them, but it's too late.
  • Death of Personality: After delivering Wolf and Benson as she was told, Emilia lets Margot and her brother free, only to immediately shoot them with the cure. The last time they're seen, they've been reduced to mindless animals.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: After reappearing and initially planning to lead Wolf into a trap, Margot reconsiders. However, she is too late and they all end up captured anyway. The last we see of her is her being devolved back into a regular wolf, denying her the chance to reconcile with her sister.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Margot appears genuinely sorry for betraying Wolf when they were children, attempting to reconnect with her while she brings Wolf and Benson to Emilia. However, she has second thoughts on the matter and decides to warn them. Unfortunately, it's too late and Margot is cured before she can do anything else.
  • Tragic Keepsake: A truly heartbreaking one when you think about it. Back when they were being raised as sisters, Margot made matching flower bracelets for herself and Wolf. Even after the betrayal, Wolf killing and skinning Margot's mother, and the passage of years, she still wears it.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Margot only properly shows up in two episodes, being cured by Emilia before we get to see much of her.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: After being cured she disappears from the story entirely and is never mentioned again. Even before that, after being captured Wolf and co. don't mention her ever again, despite the role she played and the last second attempt to save them.
  • You Killed My Father: Averted. When she returns, she doesn't even acknowledge Wolf killed her mother (and possibly the rest of the pack), nor the fact Wolf is wearing her mother's skin. She just needs Wolf to get her brother back. It's actually implied that Margot realizes/believes that Wolf was fully justified in what she did to her mother as when Wolf says "we were raised by the same monster", her only response is to look away guiltily.

The Human Resistance **WARNING, UNMARKED SPOILERS AHEAD!**

    Dr. Emilia 

Dr. Emilia

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Voiced By: Amy Landecker

A human scientist who is fighting for humans to regain control of the surface from Mutes.


  • Abusive Parents: Her father was as fanatical as she is, seemingly incapable of any praise that didn't meet the objective of taking back the surface. It's clear where she gets it from.
  • Badass Bookworm: An intelligent biologist who knows her way around a crossbow and rivals Wolf in polearm proficency.
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: After she finds out Hugo can make mind-control pheromones, she forces him to run on a treadmill until he's exhausted for weeks.
  • Bait the Dog: Her first appearances paint her as a heroic rebel with amusing companions not much unlike Kipo. Then when she comes up close to the Mega Monkey, Dr. Emilia intends to control the monkey herself rather than ensure her freedom.
  • Beneath the Mask: Emilia might act like a fearless crusader bravely trying to reclaim the surface from the 'evil' mutes for it's rightful masters however as her Mega-Mute form is a reflection of the real her, Emilia is in fact just as scared of everything on the surface as the first day she stepped on it, and wants nothing more than to hide from danger back underground in her home burrow again.
  • Berserk Button: Anyone or anything that disagrees with her fanatical hatred of mutes. This goes back to when she murdered her brother for abandoning their father's anti-mute agenda.
  • Beyond Redemption: She simply won't let go of her hatred of mutes or desire to take back the surface for humans. Even after Kipo rescues her from being trapped in mega-walrus form, Emilia tries to kill Kipo one last time. The group considers leaving her to the mercy of Fun Gus the best punishment for her, simply because she isn't capable of changing (much to Kipo's dismay).
  • Big Bad: Of Season 3 and the entire show.
  • Cain and Abel: Years ago, she murdered her own brother after the two of them went to the surface because he had a peaceful encounter with the Rats and wanted to tell the other humans in their Burrow about it, which would have shown that the anti-Mute propaganda they'd heard was a lie. She killed him, then returned to the Burrow and claimed that a Mute did it.
  • Determinator: Deconstructed. She'll never give up on her dream of reclaiming the surface for humans, won't let anything stop her from trying, and will do anything to achieve it. This attitude becomes twisted in that she's ready and willing to commit any heinous action she needs to in order to achieve her goal. The kicker is when it's revealed that she murdered her own brother for befriending mutes then framed mutes for it as an act of propaganda. Song wasn't exaggerating when she told Kipo there's no line Emilia won't cross for her beliefs.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Subverted. Though she's shown to care for her brother Liam when she was younger and her facial language indicates she's hesitant to do what she feels she "has" to, her hatred of Mutes completely consumes her love for her brother and she murders him when he befriends the other Mutes. Even though she still has a picture of Liam in the present day, there's zero indication she has anything but disdain for him and his memory by that point.
  • Evil Counterpart: Towards Wolf, to an extent. While the latter isn't a genius scientist, they're both stern, cynical, and pragmatic individuals who boast surprising fighting skill with polearm weaponry. Dr. Emilia's hatred of Mutes could be seen as Wolf's prior distrust of them brought to its logical extreme. Even their Fantastic Racism-based Freudian Excuses are opposite each other. While Wolf had understandable reasons to hate Mutes because of a traumatic experience (mainly being betrayed and hunted down by her Wolf Mute family), Dr. Emilia never had such a thing. The Mutes did personally nothing to her; her abusive father just ingrained the idea that Mutes are evil to her, so much so that she refused the concept that his propaganda was wrong.
  • Fantastic Racism: Her hatred of Mutes is about equal to Scarlemagne's hatred of humans. She might be even worse as she dislikes Kipo for being half-mute while Scarlemagne doesn't express any disdain for her hybrid status. In fact when she learns of Kipo's existence she states that she "dilutes humanity".
  • Fate Worse than Death: Three times over. First, she's foolish enough to turn herself into a mega-walrus without any anchor, which causes her to become trapped just like she inflicted on Song. Then when Kipo is merciful enough to cure her, she makes one last murder attempt which leads to her getting captured by Fun Gus who gleefully exclaims he has a new "forever friend." As an extra layer, she's trapped underground with Gus forever unless she outwits it at the same burrow she was born and raised in, so she'll never get outside again.
  • Foil: She is this to Scarlemagne aka Hugo. Hugo had a loving family that discouraged him from abusing his power, while Emilia had a supportive brother but overbearing father who demanded she be ambitious. Emila choose to murder her own brother to become the saviour of humanity, Hugo would never hurt his adopted sister Kipo and even ended up dying to save her. Hugo's family (unintentionally) abandoned him, while Emilia abandoned her family.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: While Dr. Emilia's hatred of Mutes did stem from her harsh and fanatical father, it was unquestionably her own decision to kill her own brother for befriending the Mutes and ruining her and her father's efforts to reclaim the surface for humanity.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Every evil that the protagonists face, including Scarlemagne himself, comes back to her.
  • Hate Sink: For all her supposed good intentions, Emilia racks up a number of incredibly heinous deeds in pursuit of them, namely torturing Hugo for his pheromones, enslaving her mutated colleague to use as a weapon, and plotting to murder said colleague's daughter once she's outlived her usefulness purely because of her Mute powers. Nothing about her ruthlessness is played as funny or charming. Season three reveals that she killed her own brother and blamed mutes for his death, and she tries to kill Kipo after she saved Emilia from being stuck as a mega-mute without any anchor.
  • Hypocrite:
    • Despite wanting to restore Mutes to normal for humanity, she has no problem using them as super-weapons. And that's not even getting into the fact that two of the Mutes she used (Kipo and Song) are half-human.
    • Despite her proclamations of wanting to help humanity, she has no qualms about putting humans in danger since she was the one who sent the mind-controlled Song to destroy the Clover burrow which forced the humans inside out into the dangerous surface and to their eventual capture by Scarlemagne.
    • Despite her Fantastic Racism towards Mutes, including the Half-Human Hybrid Song and Kipo she's willing to make herself a mega-walrus in the season 3 climax.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Sports a pair of these to match her equally icy personality.
  • Ironic Hell: She falls into her old burrow where she is saved by Fun Gus. As Kipo notes, she's trapped forever in the ruins of her own burrow with a mute who wants nothing more than to be her best friend.
  • Kick the Dog: She destroys Wolf's weapon "Stalky" just to spite her.
  • Knight of Cerebus: She is far from Laughably Evil like the show's other antagonists, and the story takes a much darker turn once she replaces Scarlemagne as Big Bad.
  • One-Winged Angel: Injects herself with the Mute outbreak to transform into a Mega-Walrus in a final bid to destroy Kipo.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown Gives an absolute brutal one to Kipo in the finale. After turning into a Mega Mute, she starts repeatedly punching Kipo until she is too weak to even stand up, and eventually renders the poor girl unconscious.
  • Redemption Rejection: Whenever any opportunity comes for Emilia comes to better herself, she rejects it. Kipo, even having been warned about this exact thing happening, still tries to reason with Emilia after saving Emilia from permanently becoming a Mega-Mute. Emilia tries to murder Kipo and promptly goes toppling over the edge of the cliff they're on into Fun Gus' grasp.
  • Smug Snake: While she sees her Mega-Walrus form cringing during her transformative visions, and sees herself gradually sinking below the surface of the world, she makes no effort to decipher the meaning of either. This leads to her losing herself to her new form.
  • The Sociopath: Subverted. While Emilia does an excellent job at pretending she has no regard for life, both Mute and human, Word of God has it Emilia still feels a measure of guilt over her atrocities and her expression betrays some reluctance before she kills her brother. Ultimately this still doesn't do anything to hinder her genocidal agenda; despite having the capacity to care for other people, Emilia also pathologically ignores these qualities, consistently suffocates her guilt and has been using her brother's murder as an act of propaganda for years.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: In the finale, Kipo saves her from Fate Worse than Death by pulling her out of her mega-mute state after getting trapped in it without an anchor. How does Emilia reward this act of compassion and mercy? Use it to get Kipo's guard down and try to kill her again!
  • Walking Spoiler: It's hard to talk about her without revealing her status as a villain, how many events during the first season were her doing rather than Scarlemagne's, and her role in both Scarlemagne and Song Oak's pasts.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Her father only cared about restoring humans to control of the surface. None of her accomplishments impressed him if it wasn't that.
  • Would Hurt a Child:
    • She planned to murder Kipo once the hybrid had accomplished the task of recapturing the Mega-Monkey, purely because she views Kipo's existence to be a stain on humanity and while fully aware that Kipo is the daughter of Song.
    • She attacks Wolf and Benson (the latter unarmed) after she realizes they sabotaged her plan.
    • She turns Margot and her brother into normal wolves.

    Greta 

Greta

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Voiced by: Anna Vocino

A member of the human resistance working with Dr. Emilia.


  • Affably Evil: She's quite friendly and good-natured, at least for someone working with Dr. Emilia.
  • The Brute: The largest and physically strongest by far in Dr. Emilia's team, and among the least intelligent ones, the occasional insightful comment aside.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: She's strong enough to break off the doors of two cages with her bare hands. Keep in mind that both of said cages had previously held Scarlemagne.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Tends to ramble about weird, off the wall things and has a childish view of the world. Notable because she's a human character.
  • The Ditz: Very dim, especially in comparison to Dr. Emilia.
  • Dumb Muscle: Thinks that the moon is so far away so that people don't try to eat it. But, she's capable of wrestling a giant dragonfly into submission single handed.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Goes through one after talking to Wolf during a fight with her.
  • Hidden Depths: Makes the rather insightful observation that Wolf and Scarlemagne pre-emptively going after Dr. Emilia will just make Kipo's attempts at unity seem insincere and continue the cycle of violence between humans and mutes. In fact, it's this moment that causes Wolf to realise Greta isn't as stupid as she seems, information she later uses to make Greta pull a Heel–Face Turn in the finale.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Reforms after Wolf tells her that Emilia only thinks of her as an idiot and is only using her to further her goals.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's about a head taller than any other human character in the series.
  • Those Two Guys: With Zane.
  • Vile Villain, Laughable Lackey: Dr. Emilia is a cold-hearted Mad Scientist out to destroy Mute-Kind, while Greta is a ditzy and absent-minded woman who gets distracted by pancakes.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Is perfectly fine with Dr. Emilia killing Kipo and shows little restraint in using her full strength to fight Wolf.

    Zane 

Zane

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Voiced by: Carlos Alazraqui

A member of the human resistance working with Dr. Emilia.


  • Bad People Abuse Animals: He seems to derive some sort of satisfaction from getting to stick Hugo with a syringe.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Goes through one after being betrayed by Emilia and hearing the mutes out while imprisoned.
  • Jerk Jock: Initially whilst he's allied with Dr. Emilia. Interestingly, his jock nature is what helps him bond with Label whilst held captive and begins to change his opinion on mutes. After he saves Label from being "cured" he transitions into a Lovable Jock.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Most of the human resistance ignoring Zane when they saw him in a cage along with Dr. Emilia firing darts at him for suggesting Mutes aren't all bad causes Zane to abandon the doctor and help Kipo with her Prahm idea.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: He begins to realise mutes "aren't monsters all the time" after being held captive by them for several days and even develops an Odd Friendship with Label of the Fitness Raccoons.
  • Those Two Guys: With Greta.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Is perfectly fine with Dr. Emilia killing Kipo. That is until he gets to know Kipo and realizes that she isn't as bad as Emila made her out to be.

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